Category Archives: My family

RIP little cousin He was just a little boy, just two days past his sixth birthday. And he died a horrible death. What today would be a preventable death. Ralph Livingston of Hollister, Oklahoma, was The Legal Genealogist‘s first cousin … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Diana! There are some birthdays, particularly as we get older, that are just plain boring. You know the ones I mean. No Medicare. No Social Security. No new benefits of any kind. Not even a new discount. Just … Continue reading

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What’s with the marker? So The Legal Genealogist is in Texas, doing something that’s truly rare these days. Looking into my own family history. There’s not always a lot of time, when you write and lecture, to research your own … Continue reading

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In honor of International Women’s Day Raised by the women who are stronger than you know A patchwork quilt of memory only women could have sewn The threads were stitched by family hands, protected from the moth By your mother … Continue reading

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Even those vanity books Yes, of course, those local histories are mostly vanity books. You know the ones I mean. Some of them are prepared by the local Historical Society or local Historical Commission and their primary purpose is to … Continue reading

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Sixty years ago today There is something very wrong with this picture. Yes, this specific picture. The one you see here on this page. Not to mention the one that greets me every day when I stagger down the hall … Continue reading

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RIP George Thomas Cherryhomes “Faithfull and forgiving but duty came first.” Those are the words on the tombstone of George Thomas Cherryhomes at Oak Grove Cemetery in Graham, Young County, Texas. He was born, the engraving says, on 8 November … Continue reading

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The 1940 registration The Legal Genealogist is up to her eyeballs in the frenzy of the last day of the combined FGS2015-RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City. But it’s Saturday… a day for my family here on the blog… and … Continue reading

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Memories of Ma Bell These days, it seems, there is nowhere you can go and be free from its demands. Nowhere that it won’t insist on your attention. Nowhere that it won’t interrupt anything else you might have had planned. … Continue reading

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Bitter realities Six times. Six times in fifteen years. On the 28th of January 1892. On the 22nd of August 1893. On the 5th of March 1896. On the 26th of February 1898. On the 12th of December 1904. And, … Continue reading

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